Chuck Wielgus


Age: 67

longtime executive director of USA Swimming who led a federation that brought home 156 Olympic medals during his 20 years at the helm and was the longest-tenured leader among U.S. Olympic organizations (the 156 medals represent about one-third of America's overall total from the last five Olympics), whose revenue increased by about 600 per cent and its four-year Olympic-cycle budget grew from $35 million to nearly $160 million during his 20 years, and who helped to turn swimming's Olympic trials into a showcase event when membership doubled more than to 400,000-plus, but the 2016 trials sold out more than 200,000 tickets.

Cause of Death: Colon cancer

Born: February 6, 1950

Died: April 23, 2017

Colorado Springs, Colorado